External spermatic fascia


External spermatic fascia

Infobox Anatomy
Name = PAGENAME
Latin = fascia spermatica externa
GraySubject = 258
GrayPage = 1238



Caption = The scrotum. On the left side the cavity of the tunica vaginalis has been opened; on the right side only the layers superficial to the Cremaster have been removed.



Caption2 = Transverse section through the left side of the scrotum and the left testis. The sac of the tunica vaginalis is represented in a distended condition.
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DorlandsPre = f_03
DorlandsSuf = 12355548
The external spermatic fascia (intercrural or intercolumnar fascia) is a thin membrane, prolonged downward around the surface of the cord and testis. It is separated from the dartos tunic by loose areolar tissue.

It is derived from the aponeurosis of the abdominal external oblique muscle.

External links

* - "The inguinal canal and derivation of the layers of the spermatic cord."
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* (NormanAnatomyFig|spermaticcord)


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